September 6, 1926 ~ August 10, 2018
Born in: Amarillo, Texas,
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado
Howard B. Brodt, passed away Aug. 10, 2018, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his wife, Bernice (2000); mother, Dorothy Brodt (1985); and father, Alden Brodt (1940). Survived by his children, Linda Jo Hocking (Frederick) of Pueblo, James (Deidre) of Plandome, N.Y., Marc (Connie) of Longmont, Colo., Deborah Kangerga (James) of Henderson, Texas and Penee Brodt of Fountain, Colo.; grandchildren, Michael Brodt (Marguerite) of Denver, Richard Brodt of Denver, Christina Brodt of Washington, DC, Katherine Boudreau (Eric) of Austin, Texas, Andrew Kangerga (Carter) of Fort Worth, Texas, Jessica Hopper (Eric) of Colorado Springs, Hoyt Garcia of Colorado Springs and Andrea Garcia of Pueblo West; great-grandchildren, Connor and Blake Brodt, Aly and AJ Garcia, Samuel Boudreau, and Victoria, Dalton and Falcon Ricketts. Born in Amarillo, Texas on Sept. 6, 1926. Graduate of the University of Denver and World War II veteran, serving in the US Navy in the Pacific Theatre aboard the USS Moale - DDS 693. Senior officer and President for many years of DAPSCO Southwest, a subsidiary of WinSupply Inc. Devoted father and husband, avid golfer, photographer, outdoor enthusiast, craftsman and lifelong Broncos fan. Member of Christ the King Church. Special thanks to all of the wonderful caregivers at Hannah's Helping Hands for taking such good care of Howard over the last year. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at Christ the King, 1708 Horseshoe Dr. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Howard's name to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care of Pueblo, 1207 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, CO 81005. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com
Freddy and Linda we send our condolences for your loss. You both took great care of Howard. He was truely blessed to have such loving children with him that saw to his every need. You will be in our thoughts and prayers
Love you both
Howard was an integral part of the blossoming success of the Winn association of companies. His sharp business mind was appreciated by all who encountered him in the Winn world. But perhaps, more importantly, he is remembered by those who knew and loved him as a very quick and acerbic wit. While many quick-witted people appear to be cold and harsh, nothing could be further from the truth about Howard Brodt. He was always warm and genuine. We could all take a lesson about life from him.
Howard was such a presence in our young lives. He and Bernice were a wonderful team: encouraging, funny and supportive. We will always remember the fun times spent with them. Howard’s sense of humor kept us laughing. We hope that as your family mourns a great Dad and Grandfather, you too will remember his wonderful wit and wise advice. We will miss Howard, but will always remember the kindness shown to us by both Bernice and Howard over many years.
Howard, be at peace now, back with Bernice. I still don’t think I thanked you enough for Broncos tickets many years ago. It still stands as a great day to me. I pray your journey be swift, your problems gone and your reward immense. God bless you dear man and I pray for those you have left behind, a fine family tree you planted years ago. Be at peace and Thank You.
Howard was in my life as long as I can remember. He was one of my hero’s, He and Jerry Padilla were my adopted uncles. Im sure that there will be plenty of stories about Howard’s intellect and sense of humor, i was able to see his patience and restraint in dealing with a stupid kid. One time when I was 11 or 12. We were sage hen hunting over around Gunnison, Howard got stuck as my hunting partner. He had a headache and needed a nap. He was asleep under a tree for a while. I didn’t know what a sage hen looked like, I spotted a bunch of birds frolicking on a large mud puddle or small pond. I got down, leveled my 16 ga. Shotgun and “kabloom” I got 5 of them. Howard woke up not too happy about the loud noise 20 feet away. He said “Dale, what were you thinking”? I’m sure he wanted to say more, but his head was hurting worse for some reason. We chuckled about that over beers many years later. What a wonderful, dry sense of humor. Guys, Howard’s with Bernice and the Lord now. I’m praying for God to help you all to heal your hearts, be with you as you miss a great Dad. I will miss him too. Love Dale
Linda Jo, Marc and family:
It is with sadness and a smile I saw the news of the passing of your father.
The smile is for a memory of time spent with Howard and Bernice. It is was the summer of 1992 and the transition from Pueblo to Denver. A somewhat challenging time for both of us.
Your parents asked me to dinner just the three of us to get to know each other. After a great time, we got up to go home:
Bernice gave me a hug and whispered quietly to me that she was rooting for me. A true gentle act of genuine kindness to a little bit scared young man only a loving mother could deliver.
Howard shook my hand, put his other hand on my shoulder and looked me in the eye and said “Young man you call me anytime you want to assist in any way I can”. At that dinner I quickly realized this was a man of keen intellect, a wickedly funny sharp humor and direct candor. As a I type this message I’m smiling at a few of those calls when those 3 wonderful traits would shine through and bring clarity to confusion. Any interaction with your father was memorable!!
Dapsco Pueblo/Denver but Pueblo first and always.
So sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. He was a great and sincere friend to my father and our family. His sense of humor was limitless. I will remember him as an extremely funny and humble man. My condolences to your family and our prayers are with you all